Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Attractions
Delta Blues Museum The Delta Blues Museum - The Delta Blues Museum is moving to the newly restored Illinois Central Railroad Freight Depot in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, the legendary birthplace of the blues.

The Hopson Plantation Headquarters & Commissary - At one time one of the largest cotton farming operations in the Delta. Produced the first cotton crop from planting to baling entirely by machinery.

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Inc - Specializes in regional blues CDs and artwork.

The Tutwiler Arts Project - W.C Handy first heard the blues while waiting for a train at the Tutwiler Depot. Resident artists have revitalized the town.

Famous Blues Spots

  • The Crossroads
    (Hwys. 49 & 61)
  • W.C. Handy's home
  • Muddy Water's home
  • bluesmen's gravesites
  • WROX Radio Station
  • Riverside Hotel
  • Blues Alley Railroad Depot

Events

The Delta Jubilee - Over 30,000 people converge the first weekend in June for three funfilled days of events including a 5K run, tennis & softball tournaments, frog jumping contest, arts, crafts, rides, and live music. The Jubilee also hosts the Mississippi State Pork BBQ Cooking Competition.

The Tennessee Williams Festival - This event, held in mid-October, commemorates the playwright's childhood years spent in Clarksdale. The festival consists of plays, discussions, music, southern cuisine, walking tours and more.

Community Theater - The Mississippi Arts Council in Clarksdale supports the activities of an active community theater group that annually sponsors at least four productions of popular Broadway shows. The Council is renovating the historically significant Paramount Theatre in downtown Clarksdale.

Clarksdale OnlineFor more information about Clarksville, Mississippi, visit Clarksdale Online.





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